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“Great meal at Depot!”

Depot Nuevo Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 76 Restaurants in Wilmette
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Verona, Wisconsin
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360 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Great meal at Depot!”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

What a great latin flair restaurant! Megan was great! I have a gluten intolerance and she took it very seriously which made me feel safe and relaxed! Ceviche app was fresh and delicious. I had 3 tacos one of each chicken, shrimp and fish. The shrimp was my favorite but really enjoyed them all. Chips and guacomole were awesome. All topped off with a nice glass of Malbec.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Always spot on”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Food is very good and reliable. Charming atmosphere with indoor seating and a converted porch area. Great chips and salsa, great margaritas. Vegetables had nice cilantro seasoned sauce. Have tried a variety of things on the menu, including specials and have never have had anything bad here. Aside from some favorite chinese restaurants, it's the best dining in our limited world of Wilmette.

  • Visited September 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“OK Mexican for North Shore but overpriced”
Reviewed July 13, 2011

This is acceptable but not great Mexican food in an ambient location. Food is overpriced and is not as good as Evanston's "That Little Mexican Cafe." It caters to blander taste buds unaccustomed to the firery tastes of Mexico. When on the North Shore, we'd much rather go to That Little Mexican Cafe, or to the Mexican Restaurant on Green Bay in Winnetka (I'm forgetting its name). Both offer a tad better fare at slightly cheaper prices and their margaritas are just as good if not better. But for a night when we are willing to pay more to dine on a pleasant outdoor deck of an old depot close to home, this is an acceptable option. The Depot location/deck is probably the best thing about going here.

  • Visited October 2010
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem, Fresh Food, Great Service”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

Depot Nuevo is a hidden gem. Great food, great service, great specialty margaritas, good environment especially in summer, no reservations, plenty of parking.

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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“Best Mexican food on the North Shore!”
Reviewed December 31, 2010

Depot Nuevo is a cozy neighborhood restaurant that offers some of the most delicious and sophisticated Mexican food in Chicago. Get here early if you are hungry or in a hurry, because reservations are limited and the place gets very busy around 6:30-7:00. You will usually climb over half a dozen strollers on your way in, as the place is very kid-friendly, but the children here are generally well-behaved; noise can be a problem when the joint is jumping but screaming kids don't really factor in to the din that much. I love the warm colors in the dining room but the porch is also nice, and is enclosed and heated in winter.
My favorite menu item here is the fish tacos, but I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu--choices range from basics like burritos and tacos up to more interesting gourmet creations featuring chicken, steak and seafood. The green and red salsas are both delicious--and for dessert, don't miss the tres leches cake--it is absolutely a slice of heaven. My one quibble is that margaritas are pretty high-priced here, but the lime water and the iced tea, flavored with just a hint of cinnamon, are delicious cheaper options that compliment the food perfectly. It's probably not worth driving up here if you are staying in Chicago, but for folks staying in Evanston or Skokie, Depot Nuevo is definitely worth the drive!

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